EDITOR OF REDSTATE
After Mitch McConnell Speaks, Legislators Want Mike Lee to Unsign His Letter
Mike Lee has begun the legislative fight to defund Obamacare. He has a letter out calling on leadership to join him in the fight and others are signing his letter.
At the same time the Speaker’s Office pushed out two stories — Americans are increasingly souring on Obamacare and Democrats are starting to turn on it.
But earlier Mitch McConnell suggested the GOP would not tie defunding Obamacare to funding the government for the rest of the year. In fact, when asked about it point blank, McConnell said:
“I think our main goal going into the year-end discussions is to not walk away from the bipartisan agreement we made two years ago to reduce spending. That unfortunately had to be done by the sequester, but the sequester is the law,” McConnell said. “My view is that we should do what we promised two years ago and that will be my goal going into the final discussions.”
Senate sources tell me that since then several legislators have been scrambling to get Mike Lee to take his name off his own letter. They have read Mitch McConnell’s statement as unwilling to fight the good fight on this issue and want to get into retreat mode quickly.
In other words, it appears John Boehner recognizes this is a winning position and the Senate leadership is going wobbly. Americans, you know what to do. Call now and tell your Senator to support Mike Lee’s effort to defund Obamacare. Make them fear you. Get Mitch McConnell on record that he will support and fight to defund Obamacare.
Right now, here are all the people standing with Mike Lee to defund Obamacare in the Senate:
ON BOTH THE LEE LETTER AND THE TED CRUZ BILL TO DEFUND:
ON LETTER, NOT ON BILL
ON BILL, NOT ON LETTER